Local News

  • Gray retires after 29 years with Spencer Co. schools


  • First Baptist continues tradition of morning VBS


  • A giving community - Annual Crusade nets over $36,000 locally


    Spencer Countians proved generous again this year, contributing more than $36,000 in an annual fundraising campaign that is spearheaded locally by area firefighters and volunteers.

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department hit the streets with a mission to beat last year’s total for the WHAS Crusade for Children.

    The fire department continues to show their support for the Crusade for Children by collecting donations for the non-profit at popular intersections and by going door-to door.

  • Pettway joins Magnet as intern


    Hello Spencer County, I’m Shantel Pettway, a recent graduate of Western Kentucky University. I’ve studied Journalism throughout my high school and collegiate career – a long journey, I know; but I’m pleased to have a chance to increase my ability here at The Spencer Magnet.

    I was born and raised in Louisville, home of the Kentucky Derby, college basketball and some of the best sweet tea, if you leave it up to my grandma. I have a lot of Louisville pride, but I do like to get outside of the borders of Kentucky to travel.

  • County approves pay hike

    After fighting for two years to get select county employees a significant raise in salary, Spencer County Judge-Executive John Riley saw those increases approved during Monday’s meeting of the Spencer County Fiscal Court, but it wasn’t unanimous.

    Riley has numerous times talked about the disparity of some county employees compared to what their peers in other counties are making and has proposed salary adjustments for several during the last two budget cycles, only to have them defeated. On Monday, he was finally successful.

  • Two arrested on drug charges

    Two Spencer County men are facing drug charges following a search of their home last Tuesday that yielded a suspected indoor marijuana growing operation.

    Christopher Firkins, 30, and Lester D. Firkins, 62, both of 550 Tindale Road, located off Lilly Pike, were arrested on May 30, after deputies from the Spencer County Sheriff’s Office conducted a search warrant.

  • Relay for Life Saturday

    Spencer Countians will rally again for a cure during the annual Relay for Life event slated for this Saturday from 5 p.m. until midnight at the Spencer County High School.

    Relay for Life is an annual event that allows community members to honor cancer survivors, fighters, and stand in solidarity with those who have lost loved ones to cancer. This event is one way the community can stand with one another and show support, coordinator Samantha Turner said.

    “Cancer never sleeps,” Tanner said. “We can take one night a year to honor them.”

  • Hall graduates from University of Louisville


  • Baker-Varney wedding


    Breisa Baker, the daughter of Brent and Lisa Baker, of Taylorsville, will be uniting in marriage with Colin Varney on June 24 at The Barn in the Red River Gorge near Stanton, KY.

  • What’s Happening - Week of June 7, 2017

    Spencer County Fair Pageants

    The Spencer County Fair will hold three pageants this Saturday, June 10,  at the Fairgrounds. At noon the Pre-Teen Pageant will be held in the pavilion. At 2:30 p.m., the Teen Pageant will be held, followed by the Miss Spencer County Pageant.